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Introduction to autism – a course for professionals

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Course overview

  • This CPD-certified course is an introduction to autism. It is designed for people who might need to support autistic children or adults
  • It covers the suggested content from the Tier 1 and 2 capabilities from the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People’
  • The course is designed to provide the participant with the foundation to further develop their knowledge and skills
  • The course will take around 6-8 hours to complete
  • If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch.
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By the end of this course you will:

  • know the basic facts about autism
  • be able to use respectful language and terminology when discussing autism
  • know the common characteristics of autism and understand that every autistic person is unique
  • understand the importance of communication
  • have a better understanding of behaviours that are perceived to challenge
  • understand the sensory needs associated with autism
  • understand the mental health needs associated with autism
  • know the challenges autistic people may face with transition and change, and how you can support them
  • learn about a person-centred approach to support and planning
  • understand the legislation and law associated with equality.

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